Light art installation of and about cars and cities, 2017

Car Show (2017 – 2021) is made from real cars, and is about cars. 
Our relationship with cars is changing all the time. In terms of ecology and the way we use cities, cars have gone from a symbol of luxury, to objects which divide opinion. Cars now are as linked to air pollution and lung disease as they are to the freedom of the open road. By turning the cars into light sculptures, Roininen seems to be summoning mechanical ghosts. These cars appear abandoned, lost and from another age.

Dimensions of the work:
Minimum 1-3 cars.

Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:
Outdoors; Outdoors, under a roof; Cold space (eg. a shed, a silo etc.); Semi-heated space; Heated space.

Work’s durability:
Sub-zero temperatures, rain, humidity-

Requirements for the space:
Dim (light enough for walking).

Colouring requirements:

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A).

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Required technology:
Basic 20W led lights, fog machines.

No sound.

Building time and people required (estimate):
1-2 person, half a day.

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building.

On-site building:
Assembled on-site.

Seen before at:
Espoo, Seinäjoki, Jyväskylä, Vaasa, Pori 2017-2019.


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen /
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